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5 Ways to Get Developers to Adopt Your APIs

  • 5 Ways to Get Developers to Adopt Your APIs-

    Live Sandboxes

    The ultimate productivity solution for your developer ecosystem is to let them interact with a live sample application, and then download sample backend server, SDK, and UI kit code right from within your developer portal. As a bonus, let them pick a template, configure it, have the code pushed to their Github account, and deploy the backend server in their Heroku or Amazon EC2 instance.

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5 Ways to Get Developers to Adopt Your APIs

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    Live Sandboxes

    The ultimate productivity solution for your developer ecosystem is to let them interact with a live sample application, and then download sample backend server, SDK, and UI kit code right from within your developer portal. As a bonus, let them pick a template, configure it, have the code pushed to their Github account, and deploy the backend server in their Heroku or Amazon EC2 instance.

From startups to large enterprises, most companies understand the need to create APIs around their products and services to drive adoption, improve integration and generate an ecosystem around them. However, while APIs provide the fundamental building blocks to reach a developer audience, other assets are required to help developers consume those APIs efficiently and securely.

If you have launched or plan to launch a developer program around your APIs, you must know that an "if you build it, they will come" strategy is not the best course of action. With modern apps now running on so many smartphones and tablets, including emerging smart devices such as wearables and appliances, developers need a wide array of time-saving tools to help reduce the "time to hello world" when trying to get your APIs working.

In this slideshow, Rich Mendis, co-founder, chief product officer, AnyPresence, has identified five components that are key to helping build successful developer ecosystems around your APIs.